Struggle for Ethnic Identity: Narratives by Asian American Professionals / Edition 1

Struggle for Ethnic Identity: Narratives by Asian American Professionals / Edition 1

by Pyong Gap Min, Rose Kim
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761990674

ISBN-13: 9780761990673

Pub. Date: 01/20/1999

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Dr. Pyong Gap Min and Rose Kim present a compilation of narratives on ethnic identity written by first-, 1.5-, and second-generation Asian American professionals. In an attempt to reconcile the dichotomies long associated with being both Asian and American, these narratives trace the formation of each author's ethnic identity and discuss its importance in shaping

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Dr. Pyong Gap Min and Rose Kim present a compilation of narratives on ethnic identity written by first-, 1.5-, and second-generation Asian American professionals. In an attempt to reconcile the dichotomies long associated with being both Asian and American, these narratives trace the formation of each author's ethnic identity and discuss its importance in shaping his or her professional career. The narratives touch upon common themes of prejudice and discrimination, loss and retention of ethnic subculture, ethnic versus non-ethnic friendship networks, and racial and inter-racial dating patterns. When coupled with Dr. Min's comprehensive introductory chapter on contemporary trends in the study of ethnicity, these narratives prove that constructing one's ethnicity is truly a dynamic process and serve as an invaluable resource for anyone interested in teaching or studying the concepts of ethnic identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761990673
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
01/20/1999
Series:
Critical Perspectives on Asian Pacific Americans Series, #4
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.89(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

chapter 1 Acknowledgments chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 I. Pyong Gap Min: Ethnicity: Concepts, Theories, and Trends Part 4 II. Ethnic Culture: An Identity in Conflict chapter 5 Rose Kim, My Trek chapter 6 Ruth Chung, Reflections on A Korean American Journey chapter 7 Alex Jeong, A Handicapped Korean in America Part 8 III. Building Coalitions: A Pan-Asian or Non-White Identity? chapter 9 Kavitha Mediratta, How Do You Say Your Name? chapter 10 David Wang, Beyond the Golden Door chapter 11 Phuong Do, A Girl Called Hoai Part 12 IV. Living in Two Worlds: A Bicultural Identity chapter 13 Sayuri Mori, Finding Myself chapter 14 Monica Jahan Bose, Multiple Identities chapter 15 Shay Sheth, An Indian Boy in American Clothes Part 16 V. Blending In: Weak Attachments to the Ethnic Group chapter 17 Eriberto P. Lozada Jr., What Being Filipino American Means to Someone Called Fuji chapter 18 Joel de la Fuente, An (Asian American) Actor's Life chapter 19 Jean Hotta, My Own "Family" chapter 20 VI. A New World: The First Generation Experience chapter 21 Lakshmi Malroutu, The Balancing Act chapter 22 Margaret Y.M. Kan, Reaching the Glass Ceiling...at Home chapter 23 Hoang Diem Hau, An Unwilling Refugee chapter 24 Conclusion chapter 25 Bibliography

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